Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Tottenham this afternoon and as expected the team is unchanged from that which got a surprise 2-0 win against Liverpool last Sunday.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in the Tottenham line-up today.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (c); Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Tom Carroll, Eric Dier; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Harry Kane
Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Josh Onomah, Heung-Min Son
Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez
Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)
This is another tough game for Newcastle but on the positive side of things it´s another chance for the lads to get a good result and drive the confidence up among the players.
This is what Steve McClaren has said about Spurs – who have been in good form this season:
“Tottenham are at home and in good form.” “Harry Kane is scoring goals and their players are playing well so it’s not an easy place to go.”
“We will have to be fully focused and intent on giving a performance and fight for the result.”
“Spurs are a good team. They have a good squad of players and they play with a very high intensity. That gives us a good platform to put in a performance.”
“They’re on a great run and if they weren’t in the Europa League, I think they’d be title contenders or at least a top four side.”
“The further you go in the competition the bigger effect it has on the team, but I think they’ll be okay this week because they’ve already qualified. We fully expect to face a very energetic Spurs side on Sunday.”
Howay The Lads!!
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